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    7 Day - "40 Shades of Green" Pub Tour

    | Private Chauffeur | Hotel Gems | 7 Days |6 Meals | Irish Whiskey Distilleries

    The numerous pubs scattered around the “Land of 40 shades of Green” have been a community hub for social gatherings for decades and are deeply rooted into the Irish culture. Explore the hidden pub gems and the heart of the Emerald Isle, while learning to appreciate the tradition, the character and the magnificent smoothness of Irish whiskey.

     

    Get your toes tapping to some jigs & reels, converse in a warm, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, sample hearty wholesome Irish dishes and learn how some great Irish writers searched for inspiration for their works in Irish pubs. Visit all the unmissable Irish destinations including Galway City, Cork City, Dublin City, Ireland’s ancient East and the famous Wild Atlantic Way.

     

    Join us on an unforgettable Irish adventure, featuring a range of unique Irish experiences and get a real taste of the true Irish spirit.

     

    Note: The tour is fully customizable to suit your specific needs and requirements). 

     

    Low Season 2021/2022 Mid season 2021/2022 High Season 2021/2022
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec April & October May to September
    From $1,780 per person From $1,955 per person From $2,145 per person
    * Based on minimum of 20 people travelling.

     

     


    What's Included

    Luxury Vehicle & Private Driver Guide

    6 Full Days touring in a luxury motor vehicle, includes driver’s expenses, fuel & road tolls. 1 Private departure transfer from hotel accommodation to Dublin Airport.

    Deluxe Hotel Accommodation

    2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner at the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway or similar (4 star); 2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner at the Metropole Hotel, Cork City or similar (4 star); 2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin City or similar (4 star).

    Sightseeing

    Entrance to Kilbeggan Distillery; Cruise on Killary Fjord; Dan O'Hara's Heritage Centre; Micil Distillery; Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Exhibition; Francisan Well Brewery; Blarney Castle; Jameson Experience Midleton; Guinness Storehouse; Musical Pub Crawl; Irish Whiskey Museum; Teeling Distillery; Traditional Irish Night with Dinner & show.

    *Terms & Conditions

    Land Only - Price is per person sharing in Twin/Double Room throughout and is based on a minimum of 20 people travelling. Rates are subject to availability and varies by travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

    Day 1: Welcome to Ireland

    Céad Míle Fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes!) Arrive into Dublin Airport, where you will be met by your private driver.

     

    Visit the Kilbeggan Distillery in County Westmeath – the oldest distillery in the world, dating back to 1757. See Sean’s Bar in Athlone, which holds the distinction of being the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 900 AD.

     

    Continue further west to Galway, the largest county in Connaught. Galway is celebrated in song and story throughout the world and takes centre stage on the Wild Atlantic Way. Have dinner this evening at the hotel.

     

    Hotel Stay: The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway or similar (Dinner, B&B Basis).

    Day 2: Connemara

    Explore the wild and rugged region of Connemara, made famous by a number of well-known movies such as “The Quiet Man” and “The Field”.

     

    Get some fresh air and dust off any cobwebs during a spectacular cruise on Connemara’s Killary Fjord, just west of Leenane Village. Warm up with an Irish Coffee before you check out the pre-famine cottage of Dan O’Hara & gain an insight into the history and heritage of Connemara and the life of a typical 19th-century Connemara tenant farmer.

     

    Back in Galway visit Micil Distillery, Galway’s first distillery to open its doors in over 100 years.

     

    Hotel Stay: The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway or similar (B&B Basis).

    Day 3: The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher & Cork City.

    After breakfast make your way south through the Burren area of County Clare. Move slowly from being surrounded by green fields, to being immersed in a sea of limestone paving, framed only by the ocean.

     

    Gaze in awe at the iconic Cliffs of Moher, soaring to over 700 feet, before crossing the Shannon estuary by ferry at Killimer into Tarbert.

     

    Travel further along the Wild Atlantic Way to Cork City, where you will experience the rebel county and have a panoramic drive of the main city highlights before an evening meal at your hotel.

     

    Hotel Stay: The Metropole Hotel, Cork City (or similar) (Dinner B&B Basis).

    Day 4: Blarney & Midleton.

    After breakfast today explore County Cork – Begin with a visit to the historic Blarney Castle, most famous for its stone, which legend tells has the power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it.

     

    After some free time in Blarney Village, travel to Midleton to visit the Jameson Experience at the Midleton Distillery and to sample Jameson Irish Whiskey. Return to Cork City for the rest of your evening at leisure.

     

    Hotel Stay: The Metropole Hotel, Cork City (or similar) (B&B Basis).

     

    Day 5: Cork City & Dublin City

    This morning after breakfast travel directly to Dublin City, a thriving center of culture and heritage. The traditional Dublin pubs are rightly world-famous for their informal atmosphere and lively conversation.

     

    Have a panoramic drive of the main city highlights followed by a visit to the Guinness Storehouse®, located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery at St James’s Gate. Relax in the Gravity® bar with a creamy pint of Guinness while soaking up the spectacular views over Dublin, before checking into your hotel for an early dinner.

     

    This evening experience a traditional Irish Musical Pub Crawl, where you will encounter Irish storytelling and Irish music at its best.

     

    Hotel Stay: The Ashling Hotel, Dublin City or similar (Dinner, B&B Basis)

    Day 6: Dublin City.

    Today spend some time at the Irish Whiskey Museum & hear the story of all aspects of Irish whiskey and its history. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample three authentic Irish whiskeys on a tasting experience.

     

    Further discover Dublin’s distilling heritage on a guided tour of Teeling Whiskey Distillery and experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a fully operational distillery.

     

    Have some free time in the city before an enchanting evening of Irish folklore, song, dance and music, while enjoying dinner at a traditional Irish Night in a local pub.

     

    Hotel Stay: The Ashling Hotel, Dublin City or similar (B&B Basis)

    Day 7: Depart from Dublin Airport.

    A coach and driver will transfer the group from the hotel directly to Dublin Airport in time to check in for their departure flights.

     

    Slán go Fóill! (Bye for now!)

     

     

    + Option to add extra nights to your vacation and extend your stay. Contact our dedicated team on +1-800-664-7474

     

    You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection

     

    Note: Featured image at the top of the page of the Pint of Guinness © Tourism Ireland & photographed by Brian Morrison

    Vacation Highlights

    Soak up the Irish Spirit

    Discover the history of Irish whiskey, also known as Uisce Beatha (Gaelic for ‘Water of Life’) and explore some great distilleries, while experiencing the charm of the locals … You can decide which is the true spirit of the “land of 40 shades of green” …

    Explore the Irish Emeralds

    Absorb the folklore, the culture, the history, the magical heritage and dramatic landscapes of Ireland.

    Deluxe accommodation in Irish Cities

    Deluxe Hotel Accommodation in Galway City, Cork City and Dublin City, inclusive of a Full Irish Breakfast.

    What's Included

    Luxury Vehicle & Private Driver Guide

    6 Full Days touring in a luxury motor vehicle, includes driver’s expenses, fuel & road tolls. 1 Private departure transfer from hotel accommodation to Dublin Airport.

    Deluxe Hotel Accommodation

    2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner at the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway or similar (4 star); 2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner at the Metropole Hotel, Cork City or similar (4 star); 2 nights B&B & 1 Dinner at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin City or similar (4 star).

    Sightseeing

    Entrance to Kilbeggan Distillery; Cruise on Killary Fjord; Dan O'Hara's Heritage Centre; Micil Distillery; Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Exhibition; Francisan Well Brewery; Blarney Castle; Jameson Experience Midleton; Guinness Storehouse; Musical Pub Crawl; Irish Whiskey Museum; Teeling Distillery; Traditional Irish Night with Dinner & show.

    *Terms & Conditions

    Land Only - Price is per person sharing in Twin/Double Room throughout and is based on a minimum of 20 people travelling. Rates are subject to availability and varies by travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

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    Jameson Distillery Midleton, County Cork © Tourism Ireland & Photographer: Chris Hill
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    Sean's Bar Athlone ©Fáilte Ireland/Tourism Ireland & Photographer Chris Hill
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    Gravity Bar at Guinness Storehouse, Dublin © Tourism Ireland & Photographer: Brian Morrison
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    Pub in Cork City © Tourism Ireland & Photographer: Brian Morrison

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